This area of law is what my firm is all about. Injuries cause a multitude of problems. Being in pain, perhaps disabled, if even temporarily, being unable to work, having restless and sleepless nights (which causes irritability the next day), and 101 other things brought on by an injury (all negative), all of these do not leave a victim interested or mentally willing to deal with insurance adjusters. My firm is particularly sensitive to how injuries affect people, and we are plugged in to helping solve problems. First on this list is handling the claims process and insurance adjusters, so the client can concentrate on getting better.
A. Usually not. If your employer or their worker’s compensation insurer does not specify a doctor for you to see, then you can pick your own doctor to care for you. More typically, however, injured workers are referred to a... Continue Reading »
Q. The person who hit me has no insurance coverage. What do I do?
A. Report the accident to your insurance company. Your insurance policy most certainly has what is called “Uninsured Motorist” coverage, which protects you in cases exactly like this. Your premium, by the way, does not and cannot go up because... Continue Reading »
Q. If I’m initially treated by a company doctor, do I have the right to see my own doctor at some point?
A. Again, usually not. If the company doctor refers you to your doctor, then it will be accepted and you will continue to get benefits. You may, of course, at any time, get a second opinion, which you would have... Continue Reading »
Q. How do I claim workers’ compensation benefits?
A. First, promptly report the injury or sickness to your employer. There is usually a time requirement, so don’t delay with this! If an injury occurs over time, you must report your condition soon after you discover it and realize... Continue Reading »
Paul and Andy talked about a woman who sued Michael Jordan, apparently again, for child support. She claims her 16 year old son was fathered by the basketball star. Listen to hear what Paul thinks will happen and why. Next,…
Asking the “right” questions can keep an employer “legal” while allowing information to be gained… Employers can ask applicants if they can work on Saturdays and Sundays, but not what religion they practice.